Hong Kong Hotels
Hong Kong has the big city specials like smog, odour, 14 million elbows and an insane love of clatter. But it's also efficient, hushed and peaceful: the transport network is excellent, the shopping centres are sublime, and the temples and quiet corners of parks are contemplative oases.
The best thing about being in Hong Kong is getting flummoxed and fired by the confluences and contradictions of a Chinese city with multi-Asian and Western elements. It's about savouring new tastes, weaving through a human gridlock and humming some dumb Cantopop tune while slurping your noodles.
Beginning as a trading port, Hong Kong emerged as a leading financial center in the late 20th century. Its highly capitalist economy is heavily based on service industries, and thrives under a long-standing policy of government non-intervention. Although the population is predominantly Chinese, residents and expatriates of other ethnicities form a small but significant segment of society. Influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong's multicultural identity is reflected in its cuisine, cinema and music.
3 Hip Hotels in Hong Kong
How much detail do you want to see?
An oasis of plenty within a district that offers traditional Hong Kong street action.
Photos of Langham Place
£1,049 per person
Read more details about Langham Place
A hip haven for urban hedonists in the heart of pulsating Tsimshatsui.
Photos of The Mira
£1,099 per person
Hip List Member Extra Guaranteed Room Upgrade (Feb, May-Aug'13)
Read more details about The Mira
Urban Zen in the heart of Hong Kong.
Photos of The Upper House
£1,499 per person
Read more details about The Upper House